Everton should look to bring loanee Nikola Vlasic back next season
Nikola Vlasic left Everton on loan in the summer for CSKA Moscow and it’s safe to say he may not be the most popular figure at Goodison Park right now.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder didn’t feature in the plans of Toffees manager Marco Silva and linked up with Russian giants CSKA Moscow as a result.
He’s made some foolish comments about Everton since his departure, which may stem from the fact he was mainly on the sidelines last season frustrated over game time.
Vlasic has uttered in recent months that he’d like Merseyside rivals Liverpool to win this season’s Champions League and that he views his future in La Liga, while he also appeared to take a dig at Everton for their style of play.
“In the Premier League, only the top five or six teams, managed by foreigners like [Jurgen] Klopp or [Pep] Guardiola, play great football,” Vlasic told Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Royal Blue Mersey.
Vlasic would have his work cut out to win back supporters at Everton after some ill-advised comments, but the club should try plot his future at Goodison Park.
The Croatia international was hardly given a fair crack in the Premier League during his first year in English football and could still turn out to be a top player in the division.
He’s scored seven goals and supplied four assists in 20 games this season across all competitions for CSKA Moscow, which highlights his technical quality.
The creative playmaker helped his side beat Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stages and he could be the perfect understudy for Gylfi Sigurdsson at Everton if they can get him back on side.
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